Chiasmocleis albopunctata (Boettger, 1885)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Gastrophryninae > Genus: Chiasmocleis > Species: Chiasmocleis albopunctata

Engystoma albopunctatum Boettger, 1885, Z. Naturwiss., Halle, 58: 240. Type(s): Not stated; holotype is ZMB 10588 according to Bauer, Günther, and Robeck, 1996, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 72: 263. Type locality: "Paraguay, Amer. merid".

Chiasmocleis albopunctataMéhely, 1904, Ann. Hist. Nat. Mus. Natl. Hungarici, 2: 210; Nieden, 1926, Das Tierreich, 49: 72; Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 119.

Gastrophryne albopunctataStejneger, 1910, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 23: 166.

Chiasmocleis (Chiasmocleis) albopunctata — de Sá, Tonini, van Huss, Long, Cuddy, Forlani, Peloso, Zaher, and Haddad, 2018 "2019", Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 130: 206. 

English Names

White-spotted Humming Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 88).


Eastern Bolivia, northern Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil (Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, and São Paulo). See comment. 


See comment under Chiasmocleis centralis. See account by Cochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 362-363. Redescribed and accounts provided by Caramaschi and Cruz, 1997, Herpetologica, 53: 259-268, and Cruz, Caramaschi, and Izecksohn, 1997, Alytes, 15: 49-71. Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 145, provided a brief account. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 21-22, briefly discussed the range in Paraguay. Brusquetti and Netto, 2008, Herpetol. Rev., 39: 362, provided a new record for Paraguay and discused the range. Silva, Prado, Vasconcelos, Santos, and Rossa-Feres, 2009, Check List, 5: 314-316, mapped the range in Brazil, provided additional localities, and provided a photograph. Jansen, Bloch, Schulze, and Pfenninger, 2011, Zool. Scripta, 40: 567-583, reported on genetic variation in Bolivia. Peloso, Sturaro, Forlani, Gaucher, Motta, and Wheeler, 2014, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 386: 26–30, provided an account and placed this in their Chiasmocleis albopunctata clade. Schulze, Jansen, and Köhler, 2015, Zootaxa, 4016: 82–84, described, diagnosed, and pictured the larva.  With the exclusion of Chiasmocleis bicegoi from this synonymy on the basis of molecular data by de Sá, Tonini, van Huss, Long, Cuddy, Forlani, Peloso, Zaher, and Haddad, 2018 "2019", Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 130: 207, it became clear that dense taxon sampling within nominal Chiasmocleis albopuntata is needed to discern it internal taxonomic structure. and verify the range. Ferraro, Blotto, Baldo, Barrasso, Barrionuevo, Basso, Cardozo, Cotichelli, Faivovich, Pereyra, and Lavilla, 2018, in Vaira, Akmentins, and Lavilla (eds.), Cuad. Herpetol., 32 (Supl. 1): 17–19, noted that the taxonomic status of the populations in Argentina remain problematic. Neves, Yves, Pereira Silva, Alves, Vasques, Coelho, and Silva, 2019, Herpetozoa, Wien, 32: 113–123, provided habitat information and records for western Minas Gerais, Brazil. Vaz-Silva, Maciel, Nomura, Morais, Guerra, Santos, Andrade, Oliveira, Brandão, and Bastos, 2020, Guia Ident. Anf. Goiás e Dist. Fed. Brasil Central: 158–159, provided an account for Goiás and the D.F., Brazil.    

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